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Mar 18, 2012 10:39

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Hey all this is Plad from India. I want to pursue my MBA abroad preferably in Europe,US,CANADA,Australia. My primary objective is need an MBA with least expenses. I am not ready to pay more than 8000 EUR for the course.
I have done my Bachelors in Business Management(3 years)- 71%
and Bachelors in Human resource Development(2Years)
and a certificate course in Consumer Education(1 year)
I am yet to take GMAT or TOEFL.No prior work experience.
What do you suggest me?
Hey all this is Plad from India. I want to pursue my MBA abroad preferably in Europe,US,CANADA,Australia. My primary objective is need an MBA with least expenses. I am not ready to pay more than 8000 EUR for the course. I have done my Bachelors in Business Management(3 years)- 71% and Bachelors in Human resource Development(2Years) and a certificate course in Consumer Education(1 year) I am yet to take GMAT or TOEFL.No prior work experience. What do you suggest me?

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Mar 18, 2012 11:29

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Try these http://bit.ly/wmSYDi
Try these http://bit.ly/wmSYDi

plad

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Mar 18, 2012 05:25

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Thank u
Thank u

DoctoreG

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Mar 18, 2012 07:11

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Have you considered a MSc (Masters) in Business. This is a growing sector for business education. Less practical than MBA but for younger candidates more accessible.

Focusing on Scandinavia would allow you to avoid fees in many cases. Then you would only need to consider living costs etc. Most MSc programs are free in Finland, Sweden, Norway? . Quality of education is good.

Some examples in Finland; in English language
Oulu University
http://www.degree.oulu.fi/admission/scholarships/

Vaasa Univ.
http://www.uwasa.fi/english/admissions/study-programmes-in-english/masters/

Aalto University (highly ranked and triple crown accreditation)
http://management.aalto.fi/en/studies/master_idbm/

Good Luck and Good Day
Have you considered a MSc (Masters) in Business. This is a growing sector for business education. Less practical than MBA but for younger candidates more accessible. Focusing on Scandinavia would allow you to avoid fees in many cases. Then you would only need to consider living costs etc. Most MSc programs are free in Finland, Sweden, Norway? . Quality of education is good. Some examples in Finland; in English language Oulu University http://www.degree.oulu.fi/admission/scholarships/ Vaasa Univ. http://www.uwasa.fi/english/admissions/study-programmes-in-english/masters/ Aalto University (highly ranked and triple crown accreditation) http://management.aalto.fi/en/studies/master_idbm/ Good Luck and Good Day

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Mar 18, 2012 07:06

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Aalto is an excellent school!

If you prefer somewhere warmer: http://bit.ly/x6rN7d

PS Wow - almost 600 people have clicked on that link so I'd better give a spoiler. It's a link to the mastersportal.eu website.
Aalto is an excellent school! If you prefer somewhere warmer: http://bit.ly/x6rN7d PS Wow - almost 600 people have clicked on that link so I'd better give a spoiler. It's a link to the mastersportal.eu website.

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Mar 19, 2012 11:38

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Thank u sirs.. U have been of great help.
But will i get admission to Phd after the Msc(Business)?
My main focus is to do Phd so just as a requirement i want to pursue Masters. I am not interested in high paid jobs of the Corporate. I am interested in research and teaching.
So can you please guide me further?
Thank u sirs.. U have been of great help. But will i get admission to Phd after the Msc(Business)? My main focus is to do Phd so just as a requirement i want to pursue Masters. I am not interested in high paid jobs of the Corporate. I am interested in research and teaching. So can you please guide me further?

Duncan

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Mar 19, 2012 02:14

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You don't need an MBA to do a PhD. Apply directly to a PhD or masters in research
You don't need an MBA to do a PhD. Apply directly to a PhD or masters in research

plad

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Mar 19, 2012 02:18

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But i don't have an 4 year degree. Mine is just 3 year Bachelors degree !!
But i don't have an 4 year degree. Mine is just 3 year Bachelors degree !!

Duncan

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Mar 19, 2012 05:33

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I think you need to have this conversation with the admissions staff of an PhD program. There are no PhD programmes which require an MBA. Try an MPhil or MRes programme.
I think you need to have this conversation with the admissions staff of an PhD program. There are no PhD programmes which require an MBA. Try an MPhil or MRes programme.

plad

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Mar 20, 2012 05:58

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Greetings Duncan,
I was made aware by a friend that countries like Finland are like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal in Asia and for B- Schools and subjects like Economics Mainland Europe is better.
Even though expenses might go up still it's worth an investment.
And i wanted to know why tuition fees is waived in Finland?
Greetings Duncan, I was made aware by a friend that countries like Finland are like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal in Asia and for B- Schools and subjects like Economics Mainland Europe is better. Even though expenses might go up still it's worth an investment. And i wanted to know why tuition fees is waived in Finland?

plad

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Mar 20, 2012 11:52

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Duncan what is the difference between an MBA and International MBA?
Duncan what is the difference between an MBA and International MBA?

Duncan

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Mar 20, 2012 05:59

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No real difference, but I have answered this in more detail somewhere:
http://www.find-mba.com/boardsearch/q/difference++MBA+%22International+MBA%22

In a nutshell, 'International MBA' is often a danger flag that the school takes no responsibility for finding you a job in-country.
No real difference, but I have answered this in more detail somewhere: http://www.find-mba.com/boardsearch/q/difference++MBA+%22International+MBA%22 In a nutshell, 'International MBA' is often a danger flag that the school takes no responsibility for finding you a job in-country.

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Mar 20, 2012 10:44

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countries like Finland are like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal in Asia

Hi,
could you elaborate this idea?
<blockquote> countries like Finland are like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal in Asia </blockquote> Hi, could you elaborate this idea?

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Mar 21, 2012 04:25

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Maybe he means that the state covers tuition in these countries? I'm actually not sure about that - but it doesn't really matter as there are no good MBA programs in any of those countries. I mean, is there even a business school in Afghanistan?


countries like Finland are like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal in Asia

Hi,
could you elaborate this idea?
Maybe he means that the state covers tuition in these countries? I'm actually not sure about that - but it doesn't really matter as there are no good MBA programs in any of those countries. I mean, is there even a business school in Afghanistan? <blockquote><blockquote> countries like Finland are like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal in Asia </blockquote> Hi, could you elaborate this idea? </blockquote>

plad

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Mar 21, 2012 05:57

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well i compared them based on quality of education. In asia good B-schools can be found in India, Singapore and countries like them.
With the Information i have Finland may not be a good country offering education in Finance, Management and subjects like that compared to Mainland Europe.
That is what i meant to say..
well i compared them based on quality of education. In asia good B-schools can be found in India, Singapore and countries like them. With the Information i have Finland may not be a good country offering education in Finance, Management and subjects like that compared to Mainland Europe. That is what i meant to say..

Duncan

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Mar 21, 2012 11:48

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I think that, on average, the quality of a Finnish university education will be equal to or greater than the quality of the average European university; they are not at all like Afghanistan.

One difference is that in many other countries there's a very steep difference between universities, and there's a real elite. In Finland there are very few elite business schools (http://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/business-school-university-ranking-in-finland.html) but the average quality is still good.
I think that, on average, the quality of a Finnish university education will be equal to or greater than the quality of the average European university; they are not at all like Afghanistan. One difference is that in many other countries there's a very steep difference between universities, and there's a real elite. In Finland there are very few elite business schools (http://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/business-school-university-ranking-in-finland.html) but the average quality is still good.

plad

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Mar 22, 2012 01:58

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That was very helpful of you Duncan. Thank you very much. I would consider what ever you and others have said and move forward.
But i believe for an Indian to live in Finland may be difficult considering the climatic conditions there !!
That was very helpful of you Duncan. Thank you very much. I would consider what ever you and others have said and move forward. But i believe for an Indian to live in Finland may be difficult considering the climatic conditions there !!

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Mar 22, 2012 02:45

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Agree with Duncan regarding Finland education system.

Piking the country based on weather may not be the best starting point for selection (Cold or wet days may keep you inside studying).

Good day & Good luck
Agree with Duncan regarding Finland education system. Piking the country based on weather may not be the best starting point for selection (Cold or wet days may keep you inside studying). Good day & Good luck

Duncan

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Mar 22, 2012 06:14

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The buildings in Finland are very well insulated....
The buildings in Finland are very well insulated....

Duncan

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Mar 25, 2012 01:19

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You can't get a good quality MBA (one with respected accreditation http://www.find-mba.com/accreditations) for 8,000 euro. And if you want to do a PhD, you will be better off aiming for a research masters, like an MRes or MPhil.

Some examples of the sort of programmes to look at:
http://www.eur.nl/english/prospective/master/research_master/business_research/brochure/
http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/programmes/mphi-in-mana
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/researchdegrees/researchdegrees/atoz/course/?code=08082
You can't get a good quality MBA (one with respected accreditation http://www.find-mba.com/accreditations) for 8,000 euro. And if you want to do a PhD, you will be better off aiming for a research masters, like an MRes or MPhil. Some examples of the sort of programmes to look at: http://www.eur.nl/english/prospective/master/research_master/business_research/brochure/ http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/programmes/mphi-in-mana http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/researchdegrees/researchdegrees/atoz/course/?code=08082

plad

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Mar 25, 2012 05:47

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Thank you Duncan
Thank you Duncan

Mar 25, 2012 10:58

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How about CSU, San Bernardino?
mba.csusb.edu
How about CSU, San Bernardino? mba.csusb.edu

Duncan

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Mar 25, 2012 10:49

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Kristie, Plad has a 8K budget and wants to get into a PhD program. Do you have an alternative suggestion?
Kristie, Plad has a 8K budget and wants to get into a PhD program. Do you have an alternative suggestion?

Mar 25, 2012 10:30

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Kristie, Plad has a 8K budget and wants to get into a PhD program. Do you have an alternative suggestion?


A PhD at that cost..... hmmmm. That would be tough. I don't know of any AACSB programs that would be an option for.
<blockquote>Kristie, Plad has a 8K budget and wants to get into a PhD program. Do you have an alternative suggestion?</blockquote> A PhD at that cost..... hmmmm. That would be tough. I don't know of any AACSB programs that would be an option for.

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Mar 25, 2012 10:28

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I suggest reading through these threads before offering suggestions to the candidates, just to prevent them exploring dead ends.
I suggest reading through these threads before offering suggestions to the candidates, just to prevent them exploring dead ends.

Mar 26, 2012 12:02

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Hi Duncan,

The original post was asking about a MBA, low cost, which is a perfect fit. Though *one poster* is recommending to go straight to the PhD, it was not the original post.

I apologize for giving options, didn't mean to offend, just offer programs that may be a fit. Good luck to the original poster!
Hi Duncan, The original post was asking about a MBA, low cost, which is a perfect fit. Though *one poster* is recommending to go straight to the PhD, it was not the original post. I apologize for giving options, didn't mean to offend, just offer programs that may be a fit. Good luck to the original poster!

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Mar 26, 2012 07:48

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I don't think anyone is recommending going directly to the PhD. This person has a three year BA and therefore needs a fourth year or masters to get into a PhD. Given their limited budget and focus on a PhD, what would you recommend?
I don't think anyone is recommending going directly to the PhD. This person has a three year BA and therefore needs a fourth year or masters to get into a PhD. Given their limited budget and focus on a PhD, what would you recommend?

Mar 26, 2012 04:54

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Though it is the case that one could directly move to a PhD, it is a risk. When I advise students, if I know they will get through without a doubt, and have a strong application package, I would advise them to go this route. Unfortunately, if they don't make it through, they don't have anything to show for it. By going the MBA route, they will have the Master's if anything occurs prior to graduating with the PhD.

I also find most of the PhD schools are looking for a thesis or substantial project to look at prior to acceptance, which typically not in a portfolio of an undergraduate student.

I hope this helps and best of luck!
Though it is the case that one could directly move to a PhD, it is a risk. When I advise students, if I know they will get through without a doubt, and have a strong application package, I would advise them to go this route. Unfortunately, if they don't make it through, they don't have anything to show for it. By going the MBA route, they will have the Master's if anything occurs prior to graduating with the PhD. I also find most of the PhD schools are looking for a thesis or substantial project to look at prior to acceptance, which typically not in a portfolio of an undergraduate student. I hope this helps and best of luck!

Jul 20, 2012 09:01

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I did my executive education in Boston before moving on to a PhD program, and I think it may have influenced the schools decision to accept me. I do have an MBA, but the rest of my application wasn't all that competitive and they asked about it in the interview.
I did my executive education in Boston before moving on to a PhD program, and I think it may have influenced the schools decision to accept me. I do have an MBA, but the rest of my application wasn't all that competitive and they asked about it in the interview.

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Jul 25, 2012 01:48

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Hi I am a working professional in banking industry in India and have 5 years experience in Working capital finance. I am looking for an MBA program in finland to augment by career. Could you please advise. I have already done an MBA Finance prior to my Banking Job. please guide
Hi I am a working professional in banking industry in India and have 5 years experience in Working capital finance. I am looking for an MBA program in finland to augment by career. Could you please advise. I have already done an MBA Finance prior to my Banking Job. please guide

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Jul 25, 2012 01:27

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Why Finland? There are no full-time MBAs in Finland with international accreditation, nor are there unaccredited MBAs there specialising in Finance. Take a look at http://www.find-mba.com/search
Why Finland? There are no full-time MBAs in Finland with international accreditation, nor are there unaccredited MBAs there specialising in Finance. Take a look at http://www.find-mba.com/search

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Jul 25, 2012 03:08

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I would suggest that you either consider UK or any other developed english speaking country, for maximum output from your MBA.
I would suggest that you either consider UK or any other developed english speaking country, for maximum output from your MBA.

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Jul 26, 2012 01:35

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I have already done an MBA Finance prior to my Banking Job. please guide

If you already have an MBA, what would be the benefit of having a second one? Why not look into targeted executive programs to skill-up? Depending on where you are in India and how you are looking to augment your career, you have a few options. IIM-B offers courses in everything from strategy to marketing and leadership:

http://www.nextexecutive.com/schools/iimb-bangalore

A lot of international schools (including Harvard and Wharton) offer programs in Mumbai:

http://www.nextexecutive.com/locations/mumbai

And of course, there's always ISB:

http://www.nextexecutive.com/schools/isb
<blockquote>I have already done an MBA Finance prior to my Banking Job. please guide</blockquote> If you already have an MBA, what would be the benefit of having a second one? Why not look into targeted executive programs to skill-up? Depending on where you are in India and how you are looking to augment your career, you have a few options. IIM-B offers courses in everything from strategy to marketing and leadership: http://www.nextexecutive.com/schools/iimb-bangalore A lot of international schools (including Harvard and Wharton) offer programs in Mumbai: http://www.nextexecutive.com/locations/mumbai And of course, there's always ISB: http://www.nextexecutive.com/schools/isb

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Oct 26, 2013 09:32

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hello i am from Pakistan, i want to get MBA degree from Europe specially in Italy. My primary objective to compete MBA with least expenses. (not more than 4000 euros)

I have done my bachelors in Business Administration(BBA 4years) 85%

i am yet to take GMAT, having more then 2 years experience

What do you suggest me?
hello i am from Pakistan, i want to get MBA degree from Europe specially in Italy. My primary objective to compete MBA with least expenses. (not more than 4000 euros) I have done my bachelors in Business Administration(BBA 4years) 85% i am yet to take GMAT, having more then 2 years experience What do you suggest me?

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Oct 26, 2013 11:44

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There is no good MBA at that price anywhere, and no bad MBA in Italy at that price. So, you need to
- be flexible on the the quality of the MBA (or look for an MSc), - reconsider the budget
- reassess Italy
There is no good MBA at that price anywhere, and no bad MBA in Italy at that price. So, you need to - be flexible on the the quality of the MBA (or look for an MSc), - reconsider the budget - reassess Italy

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Oct 26, 2013 11:42

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Hi Duncan
I would like to study MBA at UK so kindly help me about that
I need max one year full time and no more than 7000 pounds
thanks
safwan
Hi Duncan I would like to study MBA at UK so kindly help me about that I need max one year full time and no more than 7000 pounds thanks safwan

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Oct 26, 2013 11:12

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I already replied to you at http://www.find-mba.com/board/35177/1#post-37294
I already replied to you at http://www.find-mba.com/board/35177/1#post-37294

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